What We Do

Natural Rubber

Natural rubber is obtained by tapping the trunk of the rubber tree, Hevea Brasiliensis. Originally native to Brazil, where it is a mid-canopy rainforest species, the rubber tree prospers only in humid tropical conditions, with little temperature variation and significant rainfall. As such, it’s cultivation is limited to a relatively small area of the globe, within around 15 degrees of the equator.

 
History

The history of natural rubber as commercial crop can be traced to two important events. The first, in 1839, was the discovery of the process of “vulcanisation” by Charles Goodyear in the United States, which significantly increased the durability of natural rubber. The second, in the late 1800’s, was the cultivation by Sir Henry Ridley, then Director of Singapore’s Botanic Gardens, of natural rubber trees across South East Asia and the development of the technique of tapping to allow the extraction of latex without harming the rubber tree. Sir Ridley actively promoted rubber as a commercial crop in South East Asia and is widely credited as the “Father” of the industry. South East Asia now accounts for more than three quarters of the world production of natural rubber.

 
The importance of natural rubber

Natural rubber has become increasingly important over time. Despite much research and innovation, including the development of synthetic rubbers, there is no commercially viable alternative to natural rubber. This is due to the unique properties of natural rubber, in particular its molecular structure and molecular weight. These properties give natural rubber unique high performance characteristics such as resilience, elasticity and efficient heat dispersion that are critical for certain applications, such as for vehicle tyres.

 
Demand

The most important application for natural rubber is the production of tyres for vehicles such as cars, trucks, buses, agricultural and mining vehicles, and aircraft. In total, the tyre industry accounts for approximately two thirds of natural rubber demand driven, primarily, by the world population of passenger motor vehicles. The world tyre market in 2015, according to the International Rubber Study Group (IRSG) is a total of 1.76 billion units, accounting for 8.6 million tonnes of natural rubber out of the total market consumption of 12.1 million tonnes. Demand for natural rubber is forecast to grow for many years to come, as the world population of motor vehicles continues to increase as vehicle penetration in emerging markets rises along with rising GDP.

 
Supply

South East Asian nations account for the majority of the world production of natural rubber, with Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia accounting for 33%, 25% and 7% respectively. The vast majority of natural rubber trees are managed by smallholder farmers rather than commercial plantations. The primary driver of growth in natural rubber supply is the planted area, which has seen significant expansion in recent years in response to rising demand. Significant additional plantings will be required over coming years to keep pace with the growth in demand.

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Natural Rubber Supply Chain

Halcyon Agri is approaching the natural rubber industry with a fresh outlook. We’re connecting the dots and bringing together businesses across the entire natural rubber value chain. This unique connectivity means we’re able to give customers exactly what they need wherever they may be.

   
Origination

Halcyon Agri’s origination reach is extensive, spanning the world’s major natural rubber producing regions and ranging from raw material from smallholder farmers to finished products. We obtain the natural rubber that our customers require either by producing it at our own facilities or procuring it from third party producers.



Plantation Details
Area Size (HA)
Lebir 2,454
Ulu Temiang 2,023
Laloh 1,593
Ulu Nenggiri 3,775
Total 9,845
Plantation Details
Area Size (HA)
Sudcam 58,800
Plantation Details
Area Size (HA)
Hevecam I 40,992
Hevecam II

11,616

Total

52,608


Grow

Halcyon Agri plantations are located in Malaysia and Cameroon. We own approximately 10,000ha of Sultanate land in Kelantan, Malaysia, of which 7,200ha is being established as a natural rubber plantation to provide feedstock to our Malaysian processing facilities. Our natural rubber production will include both latex and cup-lump, with the objective of utilising pristine raw material to produce higher grades of rubber for premium and specialty applications. The first tapping of our rubber trees is expected in 2020.

Our land area in Cameroon stretches 113,000ha and is strategically located in Meyomessala and Niete. 20,000ha natural rubber plantation currently produce approximately 16,000mT of raw material per annum with another 6,000ha expected to commence tapping in 2017. Once the Cameroon plantation is fully matured, it will be the main raw material source for our Africa processing facilities.

Procure

We source raw natural rubber from around the globe to feed our processing facilities. In total, our raw material procurement reach covers in excess of 700,000 hectares of rubber producing land. This involves long standing relationships with thousands of smallholders and agents who provide us with quality field material.

We also procure high quality finished goods from third party natural rubber producers around the world, for distribution to customers through Halcyon Agri’s global network. Our sourcing covers a broad range of grades of rubber and reaches all major origins, including Asia, West Africa and Central America. We have a strategic sourcing office located in Vietnam to access natural rubber from emerging producers in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.

Production

We own and operate one of the largest networks of rubber processing facilities in the world. We produce natural rubber at 33 factories spanning Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, China and Africa with an aggregate processing capacity of 1.4million tonnes per annum.

 

Palembang, Indonesia

Location Established Products Licensed capacity
Palembang, South Sumatra, Indonesia 1962 heveapro-small-logo
SIR 10, SIR 10VK,SIR 20, SIR 20VK, Mixture Rubber
55,000 tonnes
Location Established Products Licensed capacity
Palembang, South Sumatra, Indonesia 1981 heveapro-small-logo
SIR 10, SIR 10VK, SIR 20, SIR 20VK, Mixture Rubber
55,000 tonnes
Location Established Products Licensed capacity
Palembang, South Sumatra, Indonesia 2009 heveapro-small-logo
SIR 10, SIR 20
100,000 tonnes
Location Established Products Licensed capacity
Palembang, South Sumatra, Indonesia 1936 heveapro-small-logo
SIR 10, SIR 20, SIR 20VK, Mixture Rubber
65,000 tonnes
Location Established Products Licensed capacity
Palembang, South Sumatra, Indonesia 1949 heveapro-small-logo
SIR 10, SIR 20, Mixture Rubber
60,000 tonnes
Location Established Products Licensed capacity
Palembang, South Sumatra, Indonesia 1950 heveapro-small-logo
SIR 10, SIR 20
50,000 tonnes

Jambi, Indonesia

Location Established Products Licensed capacity
Jambi, Indonesia 1981 heveapro-small-logo
SIR 10, SIR 20, Mixture Rubber
36,000 tonnes
Location Established Products Licensed capacity
Jambi, Indonesia 1978 heveapro-small-logo
SIR 10, SIR 20
25,000 tonnes
Location Established Products Licensed capacity
Jambi, Indonesia 2006 heveapro-small-logo
SIR 20
50,000 tonnes

Rantau Prapat, Indonesia

Location Established Products Licensed capacity
Rantau Prapat, North Sumatra, Indonesia 1950 heveapro-small-logo
SIR 10, SIR 20
25,000 tonnes

Medan, Indonesia

Location Established Products Licensed capacity
Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia 1979 heveapro-small-logo
SIR 10, SIR 20
19,000 tonnes

Kalimantan, Indonesia

Location Established Products Licensed capacity
Pontianak, West Kalimantan, Indonesia 1939 heveapro-small-logo
SIR 10, SIR 20
28,000 tonnes
Location Established Products Licensed capacity
South Kalimantan, Indonesia 2004

SIR 10, SIR 20, Mixture Rubber

36,000 tonnes
Location Established Products Licensed capacity
West Kalimantan, Indonesia 1999

SIR 10, SIR 20

25,000 tonnes

Perak, Malaysia

Location Established Products Capacity
Perak, Malaysia 2005 heveapro-small-logo
SMR 5, SMR 10, SMR 10CV, SMR 20, SMR 20CV
90,000 tonnes
Location Established Products Capacity
Perak, Malaysia 2008 heveapro-small-logo
Mixture Rubber
90,000 tonnes

Kedah, Malaysia

Location Established Products Capacity
Kedah, Malaysia 1987 SMR 10, SMR 10CV, SMR 20, SMR GP, PL, P10, Mixture Rubber 40,000 tonnes

South Thailand

Location Established Products Capacity
Narathiwat, Thailand 1980 STR 10, STR 20 43,000 tonnes
Location Established Products Capacity

Suratthani, Thailand

1988

STR10, STR 20

43,000 tonnes
Location Established Products Capacity

Pattani, Thailand

1988

STR 10, STR 20, STR 20CV, Mixture Rubber

36,000 tonnes
Location Established Products Capacity

Yala, Thailand

1971

STR10, STR 20

75,000 tonnes
Location Established Products Capacity

Thungsong, Thailand

1971

STR 10CV

50,000 tonnes

Hainan, China

Location Established Products Capacity
Hainan, China 2005 TSR 9710, TSR 20 40,000 tonnes
Location Established Products Capacity
Hainan, China 2006

TSR 9710, TSR 20, TSR 5, SCR WF, TSR 10CV

45,000 tonnes
Location Established Products Capacity
Hainan, China 2012

TSR 9710, TSR 20, TSR 5

20,000 tonnes

Yunnan, China

Location Established Products Capacity
Yunnan, China 2008 SCR WF, TSR 9710, TSR 10, TSR 5, TSR 20, TSR CV60, TSR 10CV, TSRSS 45,000 tonnes
Location Established Products Capacity
Yunnan, China 2000

SCR WF

6,000 tonnes
Location Established Products Capacity
Yunnan, China 2000

SCR WF

4,000 tonnes
Location Established Products Capacity
Yunnan, China 1992

SCR WF

4,000 tonnes
Location Established Products Capacity
Yunnan, China 1995

SCR WF

16,000 tonnes

Cameroon, Africa

Location Established Products Capacity
Niete, Cameroon 1998 HC10, HC5 CV60, HC10 CV60, LA LATEX, HA LATEX, FA TMTD, CENRUB SB HC 35,000 tonnes

Cote D’lvoire, Africa

Location Established Products Capacity
Abidjan, Cote d’lvoire 1995 CSR10, CSR5 CV60 36,000 tonnes
Location Established Products Capacity
Abidjan, Cote d’lvoire 1995 CSR10, CSR5 CV60 35,000 tonnes
Distribution

Halcyon Agri’s origination reach is extensive, spanning all of the world’s significant natural rubber producing regions and ranging from raw natural rubber from smallholder farmers to finished Technically Specified Rubber (TSR). We distribute a range of natural rubber products as well as latex, to an international customer base through our unrivalled global distribution network of warehouses and sales offices in South East Asia, China, Europe, South Africa and the United States.

 
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Offices

Singapore
Office Address:

180 Clemenceau Avenue #05-02
Haw Par Centre
Singapore 239922

Contact Information:

singaporesales@halcyonagri.com

+65 6460 0200

Malaysia
Office Address:

Unit 6.01, 6th Floor, Bangunan KWSP, No. 3 Changkat Raja Chulan
Off Jalan Raja Chulan,
50200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Contact Information:

malaysiasales@halcyonagri.com

+603 2058 0188

Vietnam
Office Address:

151 Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street, Floor 8, Room 2 Ward 6, District 3 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Contact Information:

vietnam@halcyonagri.com

+84 8 3930 2668

China

Office Address:
Contact Information:

Sinochem International Plaza, No.233 North Changqing Road, Pudong New Area, Shanghai 200125, China

+86 021 31769122

Room 203 Building D Rubber Valley, No.43 Zhengzhou Road, Sifang District, Qingdao Shandong 266045, China

+86 0532 55731808

Germany
Office Address:
Contact Information:

Bei den Mühren 70
20457 Hamburg
Germany

+49 4067 50378 0

Kölner Strasse 10b
65760 Eschborn
Germany

+49 6196 77508 0

USA
Office Address:

1317 Executive Blvd, Suite 120
Chesapeake, VA 23320
USA

Contact Information:

usasales@halcyonagri.com

+1 800 520 7669 (Toll Free)
+1 757 518 2300